The Boundary of Jewishness: Some Measures of Jewish Identity in the United States


Publication Date: October 2008

Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry

Author(s): Fred Massarik

Research Area: Population and demographics

Keywords: American Jews; Demography; Identity formation

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


In Jewish Population Studies (Papers in Jewish Demography 1973), 117-139. Facing significant rise in the intermarriage rate and affected by declines in birthrates, the Jewish community of the United States increasingly has become concerned with problems of Jewish identity and survival. This report focuses on selected characteristics of a cross-section of the U.S. Jewish population, reached by the NJPS.